We chose this hotel because of some of the negative reviews about other older hotels in New York, these mentioned small slow lifts and small rooms. This quite understandable when one appreciates the age of the buildings concerned. The Holiday Inn Herald Square is a recently finished building. It is bright and cheerful, clean and very pleasing. Having only 18 floors, the building is not overrun with guests, especially useful at breakfast time, (included in the tariff).
On arrival we were greeted by the very welcoming desk clerk, we were immediately upgraded to a king size room complete with a view of the Empire State Building, which is situated one block to the rear of the hotel. The room was spacious and modern complete with all the usual fitting you might expect, coffee percolator and safe included, and a very comfy king size bed.
Breakfast was included, a self service continental buffet, plus hot buffet of sausage, eggs, omelette, and an ingenious pancake making contraption ! . Tea and coffee were available throughout the day also. Vending machines and ice dispensers were available on various floors throughout the hotel .
This hotel, we felt, was conveniently situated for our needs. One block from Empire State Building and Macey's, 10 - 15 min walk from the bright lights and hustle of Times Square, between 5th and 6th Ave.
A great place to base yourself in New York.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Holiday Inn Express Manhattan Times Square South! Enjoy a calm, peaceful haven in the heart of NYC. You are a part of it all when you "Stay Smart" at the Holiday Inn Express(R) NYC hotel on 36th Street which is centrally located in the heart of midtown. You are steps away from fabulous shopping and famous landmarks. Business travelers can be minutes away from their offices of Marsh and Mclennan, Verizon, Google ABC,JP Morgan Chase,and McGraw Hill. All are within walking distance of our location in Manhattan near the Empire State building and minutes away from Times Square. Our hotel guests can stay productive in our 24-hour business center with copy, fax, printing and computer services. There is so much to do whether you want to catch a Broadway play or visit the Modern Museum of Art, browse the shops on Fifth Avenue or enjoy the sites at Chelsea Piers, The Holiday Inn Express(R) NYC hotel on 36th Street is located near the best of Manhattan and Times Square. Our hotel guests can go skating at Rockefeller Center, stroll in Central Park or Bryant Park or take an evening cruise around New York City. You will take delight in magnificent, skyscraper views, our impeccable customer service and terrific, complimentary amenities. Take advantage of our free, hot breakfast bar. Everyone's a star at our Holiday Inn Express(R) NYC hotel. With a name you can trust and a price you can afford, we'll indulge you with a practical and convenient stay. ... more less
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